Refreshing Video on Teen’s Mental Illness Wins Top Prize
Becca Calla has overcome a dark, difficult past and found beauty in her story.
Calla lives with Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sometimes, people have a hard time understanding her behavior. But now, she’s learned to release energy in healthy ways. She’s a kick-ass violin player, for example.
“Ask anyone that knows me now,” she says in the clip. “I’m the happiest girl because I know I’m getting the right support and help I need.”